CHARACTERISTICS AND PERFORMANCE OF SMART GROWTH TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS

This study evaluates transportation supply and performance indicators for 13 metropolitan areas to test the hypothesis that a smart growth transportation system--one that features a more dense and well-connected network of streets, shorter block sizes, and extensive transit service--will result in fewer vehicle trips and miles of travel, less congestion, and decreased vehicle emissions as compared to a conventional suburban transportation system. The study also evaluates changes in traffic congestion over time for a set of metropolitan regions with stable or declining population, growing urban area, and increased road supply.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 24p
  • Monograph Title: 2ND URBAN STREET SYMPOSIUM: UPTOWN, DOWNTOWN, OR SMALL TOWN: DESIGNING URBAN STREETS THAT WORK, JULY 28-30, 2003, ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00989161
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 7 2005 12:00AM